What are meningococcal infections?

Also known as: meningococcal disease, meningococcal meningitis, meningococcal sepsis.

Meningococci are a form of bacteria that can cause severe infections in the human body. They are responsible for sepsis that impacts the bloodstream and infection of the brain linings referred to as meningitis.

Reviewed by: Otto M Ramos, MD

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